Despite my contractors best efforts, there are certain areas in which my 1" x 4" hickory trim is not perfectly flush against the drywall behind it. I know cove moulding on top of the 1x4 would cover the gap. But I can't find cove moulding in hickory. I am looking for suggestions to solve this issue.
1. Alternatives to actual hickory for the cove moulding that will match well?
2. Wood putty or caulking in gaps?
Walls/ceiling are NEVER flat or straight. Careful nailing can make trim fairly flush and tight, but caulk is usually needed for the final finish. If the trim is painted, a siliconized latex painters caulk is fine, if stained, there are colored caulks available.